Category Archives: Homebrewing

August 11, 2014


I brewed 6 wild ales last year and now that 4 kegs are freed up, I decided to transfer some out of the carboy and into kegs. I like conditioning kegs without force-carbonation so letting the wild yeast continue to work for the next few months creates a carbonation similar to bottle conditioned wild ales […]

August 1, 2014


Filed under home-brew as it’s loosely home-brew related  It was in 2012 that I drove down to Southern NH and picked up a used kegerator from a guy on Craigslist. It was an old fridge that used way more electricity than it should have and the setup wasn’t ideal for a strict keg-only setup since it was a […]

May 13, 2014


Hill Farmstead’s Wheat is the New Hops & Crooked Stave’s Hop Savant are two excellent examples of what happens when you brew a double IPA then ferment with Brettanomyces. Most home brewers brew IPAs more than any other style so you can take your favorite recipe and simply switch ale yeast for Brett. Really easy. […]

May 12, 2014


I’m pretty busy this week so I snapped this photo before tossing these into 2 of my carboys. I brewed Tart of Darkness Clone and Consecration Clone in August/September. They are both tasting really good and that means it’s time to add in these little things. The Tart of Darkness gets 2 ounces of Bourbon […]

April 15, 2014


  I don’t think you’re supposed to aerate finished beer but oh well! 2 up front and 6 in the back. Going to have these in my car today covered up until I go to the new place. It’s always amazing how much space the tiny Golf has for transporting this sort of stuff. On […]